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External Sports Credits

The External Sport Credentials Program gives high school students the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved levels of competition as an athlete or coach.

Athlete 10

Athlete 10

Athlete 10 is earned by completing the three (3) requirements below:

  1. Competition Participation, the athlete has met one of the following:
    1. Represented a zone at the BC Winter Games
    2. Qualified for playoffs at the U15 Challenge Cup
    3. Qualified for playoffs at the U18 Championship
    4. Qualified for playoffs at the BC Junior (U21) Championship
    5. Qualified for the U15 Rock Fest West
    6. Qualified for the playoffs at the BC U21 Special Worlds**2021-22 Season Only
  2. Training Hours
    1. Completed a minimum of 100 training hours or
    2. Participated in the Podium Prep Program
  3. Coach Qualifications
    1. The athlete must have trained with a coach who is at least Competition Coach Certified

Details

  • Athletes/Students who have met the requirements of Athlete 10 before they reach grade 10 can receive credit for their past participation by obtaining written documentation to verify their participation
  • Athletes/Students may only earn credit for Athlete 10 once.
  • Athletes/Students must contact Curl BC to request a verification letter to submit to your school counsellor.
  • Athletes/Students must provide proof of the 100 minimum training hours.
    • Training and Competition plan verified and submitted by the coach
    • List of competitions with results
  • Athletes/Students are eligible to receive both Athlete 10 and Athlete 12 in one competitive year only if they meet the requirements for both levels in that one year.
Athlete 12

Athlete 12

Athlete 12 is earned by representing BC at a National Championship.

  1. Eligible National Championships
    1. U18 National
    2. Junior (U21) National
    3. U21 Special World’s Qualifier* For the 2021-22 Season Only
    4. Canada Winter Games
  2. Training Hours
    1. Completed a minimum of 100 training hours
  3. Coach Qualifications
    1. The athlete must have trained with a coach who is at least Competition Coach Certified

Details

  • Athletes/Students who have met the requirements of Athlete 12 before they reach grade 12 are eligible to receive the credit.
  • Athletes/Students may only earn credit for Athlete 12 once.
  • Athletes/Students must contact Curl BC to request a verification letter to submit to your school counsellor.
  • Athletes/Students must provide proof of the 100 minimum training hours.
    • Training and Competition plan verified and submitted by the coach
    • List of competitions with results
  • Athletes/Students are eligible to receive both Athlete 10 and Athlete 12 in one competitive year only if they meet the requirements for both levels in that one year.

 

Coach 11

Coach 11

High school aged curling coaches can earn 4 credits

The Coach/Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Participate in an eligible NCCP Coaching Courses:
    • Club Coach Youth
    • Club Coach
    • Competition Coach or NCCP Introduction to Competition Part A
    • NCCP Run, Jump, Throw Course
  1. Completed the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) online Evaluation
    • MED Course training is available with Curl BC
  2. Minimum of 30 hours of Coaching Experience
    • The student coach should keep a log of their coaching hours that includes:
      1. Practical Coaching Hours
      2. Teams or athletes coached
      3. Competition Level of participation (example: club, regional/zone, provincial)
    • Monitored and Mentored by a Certified Competition Coach or Certified Level 2 Coach
    • The Coach must provide a verification letter that includes:
      1. Student name
      2. Number of practical coaching hours
      3. Team or athletes coached
      4. Competition level of participation
      5. Authorizing coach name and NCCP CC number
      6. Date of completion
  3. Student coaches seeking to earn coach 11 credit must provide proof of completion for all required program components to the Sport Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
    • Required Documentation includes:
      1. All NCCP Certifications
      2. Practical Coach Verification Letter
      3. Making Ethical Decisions “Evaluated” module
    • A Verification letter will be sent directly to a student if they have fulfilled all the requirements

For more information go to the Ministry of Education’s website

To obtain your verification letter for Athlete 10, 12, or Coach 11 credits  contact Kim Dennis at kdennis@curlbc.ca

Letters will be processed May 1st- June 15th annually.